Making a Sharps rifle on my lathe

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homebrew .357
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Re: Making a Sharps rifle on my lathe

Post by homebrew .357 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:02 am

Now I had the hammer fitting on the tumbler shaft I could assemble the action together with the main spring to see if it worked . As I thought the spring was hard to cock, had left it .100" thick , the plan was for .085", so easer to take some off than back on, after some grinding and sanding it worked good, nice and firm. Tried a sample of the side plate steel to see what colour the temper would be, came out nice, and the hammer should be the same when finished .Pics of the assembled action, uncocked and full cocked and the test bit, Cheers, Homebrew.357.
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Action assembled and test bit.
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after a bit of a play around it all works.

homebrew .357
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Re: Making a Sharps rifle on my lathe

Post by homebrew .357 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:28 am

Hi all, now I have the action assembly done , will be making the barrel next and then the receiver , but to stop this thread getting to long, will post two new threads. So look out for (Making a Sharps barrel in my lathe ), coming soon, 8) Homebrew.357.

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Re: Making a Sharps rifle on my lathe

Post by hammermill » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:49 pm

like the looks of the finnish detaila and look foreward to the action/rcvr

homebrew .357
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Re: Making a Sharps rifle on my lathe

Post by homebrew .357 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:17 pm

OOPS, :roll: , I meant to say the hammer and side plate is done, the receiver and action will take a while yet! Homebrew.357.

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Re: Making a Sharps rifle on my lathe

Post by redneckalbertan » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:59 pm

I have been enjoying reading of your exploits building this rifle. Are you planning on making the stock as well, and including the building of that here?

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Re: Making a Sharps rifle on my lathe

Post by homebrew .357 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:23 am

Hi Redneck, Yes will be making the stock as well, the plans cover every thing, so will be looking for a nice bit of black walnut , but will be a while before I can do that. I`m making the barrel now, check my new thread, Cheers,Homebrew.357.

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